Still fit two years after the flight. Summer, 1963.
The gift from the French company Matra – Matra Djet, 1965.
As an imposing owner of the black “Volga”, 1967.
Yuri Gagarin and his daughters – Galya and Lena.
Two days before the flight he wrote a very sentimental letter to his wife Valentina. He knew what risk he had to take and he could not help thinking that maybe he would never see his family again. He asked his wife to share his happiness and wish him luck. He wrote how much he trusted the equipment he had to deal with howhere he understood that anything could happen. “Grow our children as decent members of the new communistic society, the government will help you. Live your own personal life true to your conscience. I do not impose any obligations upon you, I have no right to do that. I hope we will be together soon and be happy again. Please, do not forget about my parents, help them if necessary, they do not know anything about this flight, and they actually should not. Kiss and hugs. You daddy, Yura. 10.04.1961″.
That letter was read by Valentina only seven years after her husband’s death – in March, 27th, 1968.